March 24, 2020
The Source at NJASA
Today and the Weeks Ahead!
Dear Colleagues:

As an NJASA member, I wanted to send a quick note regarding the events we are all seeing taking place around the world and in the educational community. This is an exceptionally challenging time and we are experiencing disruptions in our lives. Each of us has had to make a change in our professional and/or personal lives due to the fallout related to the coronavirus.

The Current Environment
March 23, 2020
Treasury Freezes Nearly a Billion Dollars in Spending as Fiscal Uncertainty Over
COVID-19 Mounts Issues New Disclosure Statement on Potential Financial Impact

March 21, 2020
Governor Murphy Announces Statewide Stay at Home Order, Closure of All Non-Essential Retail Businesses Executive Order No. 107 . He also signed Executive Order No. 108 , which invalidates any county or municipal restriction that in any way will or might conflict with any of the provisions of Executive Order No. 107

New Jersey Launches New COVID-19 Website
The New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub provides New Jerseyans with the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 and the State's response. It includes a COVID-19 Symptom Checker, so New Jerseyans can receive tailored advice depending on their symptoms, including information about testing. It will also increase the State’s ability to analyze the spread of COVID-19.

"The site is fully searchable, and allows the public to submit their questions about COVID-19 and get a reliable response," said Beth Simone Noveck, the State of New Jersey's Chief Innovation Officer.

March 20, 2020
DeVos Announces Broad Waivers from Federal Testing Requirements as Schools Close for Coronavirus
NEWS / Politics K-12 Blog
By Evie Blad

March 19, 2020
Governor Phil Murphy signed  Executive Order No. 105  , implementing changes to upcoming elections to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and ensure that voters can exercise their right to vote without risking their health and safety.

March 16, 2020
... Executive Order 104 stating that effective Wednesday March 18, all New Jersey schools will be closed . And while this closure will be for at least two weeks, they will remain closed until such time as it is deemed by health officials to be safe for them to reopen to students and staff and for classes to resume. And we don’t know when that will be. We will not tie ourselves to an arbitrary date knowing full well that this emergency may not be abated by the time that date arrives.
The Basics
For the health and safety of the NJASA membership and staff, the Association is operating under the guidance of the State of New Jersey. All NJASA staff are working remotely from their respective homes to continue to provide our membership with the Association’s valuable services.

SARP Residents and Current Mentors
We are operating under the assumption that central office leaders are fully engaged in the supervision and support of principals, teachers, technology, facility, and business operations. And, they are doing so within restrictions of social distancing. Therefore, we ask that the SARP continue for each of our residents, under the guidance of the mentor. 

Obviously, the requirement for monthly face-to-face meetings is suspended until further notice, but we urge mentors and residents to stay close though technology communications.

We will not be conducting New Superintendent Academy sessions until restrictions on social distancing are lifted.

NJASA is here to serve. Please email the appropriate staff member as you need assistance. If you are unsure of whom to contact, email .

Currently, NJASA is proceeding with the NJASA/NJAPSA Spring Leadership Conference as planned. In the event of additional restrictions imposed by the state and/or federal government(s), NJASA will act in accordance with the mandate(s).

As always, please email me if I can be of assistance.

Best wishes to you, your family, your district, and your community.

NJASA Executive Director
Dr. Richard G. Bozza
NJASA, 920 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618; 609.599.2900,